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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, october 12th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." fighting for control. countless, countless firefighters working out there. >> they force more evacuations and decimate more communities. president trump says he's taking action to fit health care by undercutting obamacare. >> the company's launching teen accounts.
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. so far firefighters in northern california have been unable to control a string of 22 catastrophic wildfires. powerful winds are fanning the flames and officials warn the worst is not over. at least 23 deaths are blamed on the fires. 3,500 buildings and homes have been destroyed and more are under way. >> reporter: good morning. that number 23 dead could rise. they're afraid of that. there are a number of reasons for that. so many people are missing still four days into this and, secondly, they even not had a chance to search every home that's burned down. as you mentioned, strong winds are driving this fire and the
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stronger as the day goes on. block after block of santa rosa, california, has been reduced to ash, the wildfires ripping through northern california continue to bush out of control and with high winds in the forecast, officials warn it could get worse. >> there have been fires that just blow through. this has been going on for three days with no resolution. wee just on edge right now. >> reporter: authorities have inned new and wider evacuations as both the number and size of the fires continue to grow. >> it's absolutely devastating. it is heartbreaking. this is crushing. it looks like another planet. >> reporter: of the 600 people reported missing in sonoma county, half have been located. spotty cell service is part of the culprit. police say it's now a work and recovery mission. >> we're trying to get to their house. >> ror
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tuesday searching for her mom. the two were on the phone as she was trying to escape her burning house. >> she was coughing and coughing and i was telling her i love her and she tells me she's going to die, she can't get out of her house and then the phone call drops. >> sadly she texted an ap report that her brother had found her mother's remains among the debris. and across northern california, schools are closed today because of unhealthy air. power is out and the governor jerry brown has called this one of the bofrt natural disasters in california history and that says a lot. back to you. >> thank you very much. greg mills. amid the destruction and fire, we're also hearinger bravery and sacrifice. maria of kpix has a story of one rescue. h
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and go. so i mean kudos to him, you know. what a guy. >> it's a rescue chp officers pete gavitt and whitney lowe will never forget. >> just a tremendous event. look at his family. >> pepe toe my yeo and their family was relieved as the continues arrived. >> it was really a nightmare up them. we thought we were going to die. >> but that relief soon took a turn when the officers told pepe there was only room for four. he was pushing his son at us saying take my family and go. >> i told him that we were coming back for him, that we weren't going to leash him there. pepe made the decision to
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behind. his next decision was a call to his oldest child. >> i called my daughter and said if i don't see you again, remember i love you. and that was it. >> the atlas fire was intensifying but just as they promised, the officers returned for pepe. >> thank you for saving my family. >> pepe and his family lost everything but they give their all to the officers. >> we're like who cares about the house. >> well that was maria medina reporting. the scope of the fire and destruction can be seen in these pictures. it's located about two miles from downtown. fire ripped through its heart on monday leaving almost nothing but ash and smoke. santa rosa was among the hardest hit areas. about 8,000 people lived in coffee park and a neighboring suburb. ahead on "cbs this morning,"
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carter ervans is in california with the very latest on the wildfires. >> on to politics, president trump is expected to sign an executive order on health care that would allow americans to buy stripped down health insurance. he's taking action after congress failed to repeal obamacare. the order would allow small businesses and individuals to join associations to buy health care that would be exempt from some obama requirements such as anim mandatory maternity care. and regarding the tax system part of it would do awow with state and local taxes. that's facing resistance from labor unionis, business groups and republican lawmakers in high tax states like new york and california and a few could scuttle the plan completely. mola lenghi has more. >> we love our great
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>> president trump told reporters in pennsylvania that his tax refort plan will get the trucking industry rolling. >> manufacturing is at an all-time high, which is great for those who ship products to the marketplace. >> he said it will cut corporate taxes to create more jobs and cut taxes for middle class workers. >> the first $12,000 for a single individual and first $24,000 for a married couple will be tax-free, no tax at all. >> reporter: but democrats say it will benefit the wealthiest the most. >> but they believe it will be -- >> we want to stay unified and advance this. >> senator bob corker has expressed concern but t
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corker on twitter. >> my advice is for these two gentlemen to sit down and talk through these two issues. >> the white house can onto afford to lose only two senator votes if they want to pass the bill. mola len again, cbs news, the white house. tomorrow mr. trump is expected to talk about the deal. he'll expected to say the deal is not in the interest of the united states. he has said it is a disaster for the u.s. >> $150 billion given. we've got nothing. we've got nothing. they've got to pass the nuclear weapons very quickly. >> the president is expected to announce a decertification process that involves congress. the organization that hands out the academy awards will meet saturday to discuss what if any actions will be taken against harvey weinstein. and the new york city prosecutor who destieded
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model complained of him groping her explains his decision. >> if we had a case we femt we could have prosecuted against harvey weinstein, we would have. >> that investigation included a recording of weinstein apologizing to the woman in a hotel room. there was music at a las vegas hospital where dozens are recovering from last week's shooting. ♪ i'll be your friend i'll help you carry on. >> patients join staff at a mini concert. among the musicians, singer michael ray. he had performed at the three-day route 91 harvest festival that was affected by gunman stephen paddock. coming up, a heartbreaking scene, police dash cam video
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and that will do it. the new york yankees have survived. >> the yankees are headed back to the american league championship series for the first time in five years. they beat the cleveland indians last night, 5-2. the yankees lost the first two games of the series before coming back to win the final three. next up, the houston astros. that series starts friday with the winning team heading to the world series. police are investigating a drug overdose involving two moms, and new scrutiny for facebook's russia ads. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "washington post" reports the house intelligence committee plans to
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they will release them half those from facebook, twterring and google testify in november. facebook has turned over 3,000 russian-linked ads to investigators. florida's "sun sentinel" says police body camera comforting two babies after mothers overdosed on heroin. when the officers responded to the scene in boynton. they found the mothers passed out in an suv. the babies were crying in the back seat. one was being comforted. the mothers were charged with child neglect. roger goodell said there's no policy. yesterday president trump is demanding players stand for the anthem. a league spokesman said that's not accurate. goodell also talked about the issue. >> what we plan to do
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the earth is having a close encounter with a small asteroid this morning. nasa says there's no risk of it hitting planet. it's zooming by at about 27,000 miles. it's used it to test a nearby warning system to test incoming space rocks. on the
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and amazon makes it easier for kids to shop. diane, welcome. >> good morning. thank you. talks resume this week in washington. the administration might be sabotaging the talks with unrealistic proposals. during a meeting with canadian prime minister justin trudeau yesterday president trump said he was open to a bilateral deal either with canada or new mexico if a three-way deal can't be reached. the president has threatened to withdraw from ta deal if it can't be negotiated. tech, health care, and household goods led the way. amazon is letting teenagers shop with their own accounts, but there's a catch. teens ages 13 through 17 will be able to use
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account to shop but their parents will be notified via text and can approve our deny each purchase. anne-marie? >> thank goodness that wasn't available when i was a teenager, i think i would have been grounded from 13 to 17. >> exactly. go to your room. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> all right. thank you. still ahead, the boy scouts pitch a bigger techblt we'll tell you why the boy scouts is officially allowing girls to join its ranks. ♪ i've tried lots of things for my joint pain. now? watch me. ♪ think i'd give up showing these guys how it's done? please. real people with active psoriatic arthritis are changing the way they fight it... they're moving forward with cosentyx®. it's a different kind of targeted biologic. it's proven to help people find less joint pain
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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hurricane ophelia is strengthening over the atlantic ocean this morning. it's about 700 miles west of the azores with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. it's the tenth atlantic hurricane this season and it could be headed toward ireland in about five days. >> the boy scouts won't be for just boys much longer. they will soon allow girls in. roxana saberi has the story. >> reporter: the boy scouts of america says its values are important for both young men and women, so starting next year, girls will be admitted into the cub scouts, and in 2019, a program for older girls will allow them to earn the rank of eagle scout. 16-year-old cydney long has been fighting this. she's wanted to be a boy scout since she was 4. >> it's amazing to see the boy itouts make this change because
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about the future of this country, which includesion women now. >> ireland has been an unofficial member along with her brother and appreciates the life lessons. >> a scout has to focus on themselves but also more importantly focus on the betterment and success of the troops. >> reporter: the bow skoits board of directors approved the plan unanimously. >> what we found most important to parents who have daughters is they want a chance to participate in the leadership development plans of boy scouts but ultimately many of them aspire to be eagle scouts. >> the boy scouts have been considering the move for months despite opposition from the girl scouts. roxana saberi, cbs news, new york. coming up on
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. a new waterfront destination open but today's yellow weather alert could put a damper on your
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>> today is october 12th, we're going to tell you why metro will not be staying open late for the game. that's all coming up. good morning, everybody. >> unfortunately going to be some weather in the forecast to slow you down just a bit. wehave a first look at the forecast. say the rain ain'tso. >> unfortunately it is. goodmorning, everybody. we'relooking at drizzle out there this morning. we've had thebulk of our rain push over to the east. with some drizzleleft it's going to be a cloudy, cool miserable day. windscoming out of the east. that'sgoing to help to keep the cooler air in place throughout most of the day. the next few hours youcan see there will still be sprinkles during the nats game. and friday night fal
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try to enjoy your football game. hightemperatures today and tomorrow will be in the 60s but it's going to feel cooler with the wind coming in from the east up to 15 miles per hour today with stronger gusts possible. all right. we have kind ofan accident that has hazmat out there on landover road. you'llsee a closure right now right at the beltway. not a lot of carsout there yet. if you're on 95,a couple different issues, northbound by route 123 we've had the exit ramp closed for an accident. they just reopenedthat about 5 minutes ago and northbound on 95 by route 1 there was an accident that they've cleared. south on 95 wehave a closure still trying to get to fredericksburg, they have it closed. you'll have to jumpover to route 1 at this point. looking at the traffic, it does not look so ba
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heading southbound and they didn't tell us when this might clear yet. >> all right. thank you. we've got breaking news from overnight. we're expecting tolearn shortly that d.c. police are investigating their 4th murder in a little over 24 hours. officers got reportsof gunshots on 54 street northeast. there they found aman with a gunshot wound to his head. police have not confirmedhis death, but he was rushed to the hospital. investigatorshave not released a whole lot of information. high winds in northern california could fuel the flames of the 22 wildfires still raging out of control. 23 deaths arebeing blamed on the fires, around 3500 homes and businesses have been destroyed. policefear the death toll could rise as they continue to try to locate the hundreds still missing. . >> reporter: block after block of santa rosa, california has been reducedas
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wine country continue to burn out of control. with high winds in theforecast officials warn it could get worse. . >> fires that just blow through. this has been going on for 3 days with no resolution. we're on edge right now. >> reporter: authorities are issued new and wider evacuations as both the number and size of the fires continue to grow. >> this is absolutely devastating. it'sheartbreaking. it is crushing. >> reporter: of the around 600 reported missing people here alone officials say about half have been located. spotty cellservice often the culprit. police say they'll become part of what is now a rescue and recovery mission. >> we're working that -- those missing people backwards to the point where if we can't find them we're trying to get to their house. >> reporter: jessica spent wednesday searching for her mom. they were on the phone together as her mom was trying to escape her burning house.
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i was telling her i love her. she tells me she's going to die and can't get out of her house and the phone call drops. >> reporter: hours after her search she texted a reporter to say her brother has found her remains. >> officials say there are around 8,000 firefighters fighting the flames with more help pouring in. it looks likea different world out there. it's on track to potentially be the worst ever in california and ranked as the 3rd most did he say instruct active in the state's history. air qualityanalysts say in a few days the wildfires have already produced the amount of air pollution created by all the state's 35 million vehicles in a whole year. in fact, they estimatesmoke from the fires has put out
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